Holly Sky Pencil
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' is a member of the Aquifoliaceae family. Commonly known as Sky Pencil Japanese Holly, this variety is named for its intensely compact, narrow, and columnar form. Its shape makes it the right choice for small spaces. Though the flowers are inconspicuous, the tree sports purple berries that are anything but. It is also outstanding for accenting gardens. Plant it alongside Roses, Spiraea, Barberry, and Peony or in a container with Creeping Phlox, Stonecrop, and Geranium.
Genus – Ilex
Species – crenata
Variety – 'Sky Pencil'
Zone – 5 - 9
Plant Height – 4 ft to10 ft
Plant Width – 1 ft to 3 ft
Deciduous/Evergreen – Evergreen
Additional Characteristics –Easy Care
Foliage Color – Dark Green
Bloom Color – None
Bloom Time – None
Light Requirements – Full Sun to Full Shade
Moisture Requirements – Moderate
Resistance – Air Pollution
Soil – Most Types, Well Drained
Uses – Mass/Group Planting, Hedges, Borders, Foundation, Asian/Zen Gardens